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Richard Rossicone

About Richard Rossicone

Richard W. Rossicone is a veteran of the New York City and Long Island original and cover band scene. He has been playing guitar since the tender age of 8 years old when he attended his first concert, KISS and saw Pete Townshend smash a guitar. He has studied with various instructors over the years which led him to a career in Music Therapy. He began his educational journey at Queensboro Community College where the faculty there opened up a new world to him by introducing him to classical music. He received his A.A. in Fine Arts in 1997 and from there went on to receive his B.A. in Music Therapy in 2001 and his M.A. in Music Therapy from New York University in 2004. He has been Board Certified as a Music Therapist since 2002. Hungry to learn more about different styles on the guitar, Richard decided to continue his studies at C.W. Post University pursuing a second Masters Degree in Classical Guitar Performance and Music History in early 2006, studying under Harris Becker. In addition to his “day job” as a music therapist, he has been teaching guitar, piano and theory part time since 2002 and in 2006 started his own company called Rossicone Music Studios. Richard has grown his business from 15 students a week to over 50 a week at this present time. Richard is also a contributing blogger to and Check out his blog page entitled The Complete Guitarist and visit him on Facebook at Richy Rossicone’s Complete Guitarist Page.

Lessons Learned: How To Be A Better Student

Before I go any further I would like to say I am sorry to my all my past teachers and instructors. After writing this blog I realized how for the first 15 years of my career I never really followed … Continue reading

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Surviving The Gig: How To Make It Through The Nightmare Show

The following are true stories. No names have been changed to protect the guilty. Have you ever played a gig in which your gear inexplicably went dead in the middle of a face blistering lead? Have you ever been on … Continue reading

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Thanks Everyone

Hey everyone… thanks for the amazing feedback and checking out the website. Keep the comments and discussions coming. Are there any topics you would like to see written or spoken about on this site? Let me know. Also chcek out … Continue reading

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Teaching 101: How To Maximize Every Students Potential

Teachers. Every single one of us, musician or not, has had them. Some of inspired us, some have bored us, some have twisted us but all of them have one thing in common: they have all changed us in some … Continue reading

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Rut Busters: How To Break On Through To The Other Side

So you’re stuck. You’re stuck playing the same old tired Eric Clapton/Chuck Berry blues/pentatonic licks that you have played for the past 20 years. You’re stuck listing to the same bands and songs since high school. Your playing and musicianship … Continue reading

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